Spring Has Fantastic Beasts, a Super Service Project, Fun STEM & BioBlitz Week

Posted on March 22, 2022 at 6:00 am

STEM programs return to The Lab at North Spokane Library—be sure to sign up before they fill up! Teens and tweens who need service hours can make fleece tie blankets at the library over spring break.

Everyone is encouraged to sign up for Trivia: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. You only need one registration for the whole family to play as a team.

Earth Week brings us BioBlitz—an all-ages exploration and discovery program with events happening throughout the week.

Spanish-speaking preschoolers and families will enjoy Spanish Storytime. All of these programs and more are happening in April.

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Kids & Families

Service Project: Fleece Tie Blankets

If you’re a teen or tween looking for service hours, stop by the library during this drop-in program to help make fleece tie blankets that will be donated to organizations who service those in need. You must be a current middle or high school student to participate. Project availability is first come, first served. Tweens & teens

Drop-in program: no registration is needed.

Tuesday, Apr 5, 1–4pm

Thursday, Apr 7, 1–4pm

Study Buddy Homework Help

Students in grades 2–5 can get help with reading, language arts, and math in an online environment. Each student is paired with a Study Buddy volunteer to work on homework and lessons in a virtual breakout room. Students should come prepared with textbooks, instructions, or reading assignments they need to complete. Printed and online assignments can be shared on the screen with your Study Buddy. This program is provided at no cost. Grades 2–5 

Learn more about the Study Buddy Program, including how to log on, at www.scld.org/study-buddy.

Wednesdays, Apr 13, 20 & 27, 3:30–5pm | GO TO LOGON PAGE

Trivia: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

We’ll celebrate all three films featuring the adventures of Newt Scamander, Tina and Queenie Goldstein, and Jacob Kowalski. Bring your knowledge of magical creatures, the rise of Dumbledore and Tom Riddle, the crimes of Grindelwald, and the magical world of the 1920s. All ages

Friday, Apr 29, 7–8pm | REGISTER

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Storytime Shorts

Storytime is a great way to help young children learn language and literacy skills that help them get ready for kindergarten. Ages 2–5 & their families

View our Storytime Shorts on our Facebook page.

If you miss any episodes, you can watch them on our YouTube playlist.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Apr 5–28, 10am

Online Storytime – Live

Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during storytime. Ages 2–5 & their families

Thursdays, Apr 7–28, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

Cuentacuentos en Español / Spanish Storytime

Los adultos y sus niños de edad preescolar leerán, cantarán y jugarán con cuentos, rimas y canciones en español. Este programa será en línea y completamente en español. Para niños de 2 a 5 años y sus familias

Adults and their preschoolers will read, sing, and play along with stories, rhymes, and songs in Spanish. This program will be entirely in Spanish. Ages 2–5 & their families

Es necesario registrarse. / Registration is required.

Sábado 9 de abril de 2 a 2:45 p.m. | INSCRIBIRSE
Saturday, Apr 9, 2–2:45pm | REGISTER

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Science from Home

Let’s see what we can do with science! Librarian Molly shares a science experiment with you each week that you can do at home with common household supplies. We’re sharing previously recorded and aired videos. Ages 8+ & their families

You can view this program weekly on our Facebook page.

Saturdays, Apr 2–30, 11–11:30am

Get Current with Basic Electronics

Many useful things are powered by electricity. We discuss how this mysterious force does its amazing work, and together, we’ll do some hands-on testing and experimentation using the latest addition to the Library of Things: the digital multimeter. Ages 8–12

Saturday, Apr 9, 10am–12pm | REGISTER

Library of Things: The Digital Multimeter

We’re checking out the newest thing in our Library of Things: the digital multimeter. When used properly, a multimeter can help you solve a number of problems around the home and garage and is an invaluable tool for the electronics hobbyist. Come learn about our latest gadget in this hands-on demonstration. Teens & Adults

Tuesday, Apr 19, 3–4:30pm | REGISTER

Take It Apart

Curious about how things work? Now you can take them apart and demystify technology! Using basic tools, gloves, and safety goggles, we’ll take apart electronics, small appliances, and other donated devices that no longer serve their purpose but may still reveal secrets. Kids 8 and under must bring an adult. Grades K+

Kids ages 8 and under must bring an adult. Friends and family, of up to four people, may attend as a group (only one registration needed).

Saturday, Apr 23, 10am–12pm | REGISTER

Earth Week BioBlitz 2022

APRIL 17–23

BioBlitz 2022: Explore Nature’s Plants & Creatures

Do you wonder about the types of trees you see in your neighborhood? How about those interesting bugs you see in the grass? You can use the iNaturalist app to take a picture and a community of people will help you identify them. During our Earth Week BioBlitz, you can flex your scientific muscles by finding and identifying as many plants, animals, and insects as you can. All ages

Go to iNaturalist: www.scld.org/bioblitz-2022
Observation days: April 17–23
No registration needed—explore where you are & share!

Nature’s Recyclers: Mealworms

Did you know that mealworms are superstar plastic recyclers? Explore the exciting world of decomposers! See these amazing insects in action with the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center to learn more about cool mealworm adaptations. All ages

Presented by West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Tuesday, Apr 19, 4–5pm | REGISTER

Outdoor BioBlitz Celebration at Mirabeau Meadows

Let’s have some fun outdoors! You can take part in a scavenger hunt and other Earth-themed activities. We’ll have magnifying glasses that you can borrow for closeup study of various flora and fauna (plants, animals, and insects) found in the park. Bring a smartphone or digital camera to take pictures you can share for the BioBlitz! All ages

13500 Mirabeau Pkwy (Spokane Valley)
Saturday, Apr 23, 10am–2pm
No registration needed—drop by & explore with us!

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